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Guest speaker at Saturday’s luncheon, Rocky Khamenian, ASCCA state vice president, talked about how ASCCA and educators can work together to help our industry train new technicians.
Pasadena, Calif.—The California Automotive Teachers (CAT) association held its two-day 2017 fall conference at Pasadena City College with a focus on NATEF instructor training and new technologies. The conference had 32 exhibitors and presenters and 140 attendees. “The 2017 fall conference was a...
Shelley’s Precision Auto Center Co-Owners, Jerry Payton (left), Paul Payton, and Christy Tullock, office manager, have worked hard to earn the shop’s five-star ratings on social media sites such as Yelp and Sure Critic.
Thousand Oaks, Calif.—Shelley’s Precision Auto Center is celebrating 50 years in business, thanks to Paul Payton, co-owner, who originally bought the then-thriving shop from Roy Shelley in 1995, then sold it in 2006, and, in 2013, bought the then-ailing shop back. “I was always mechanically...
From left: The front office staff at Premium Collision Center includes I-CAR-trained Estimators Miguel Lugo and Andy Arabatlian, Jack Balyan, co-owner, Luis Raco, production manager, and Linda Marin, customer service rep, who provide live collision assistance and 24-hour customer service.
West Hollywood, Calif.—By now, nearly everyone in the collision industry is aware of the Oct. 2, landmark judgment against John Eagle Collision Center, in Dallas, for not following OEM-specified procedures when it replaced a Honda Fit’s hail-damaged roof with adhesive bonding, not welds. A...
From left: Jack Gosnell of Next Level Parts, in Turlock, was installed as the CAWA 2018 Chair of the Board. Other officers pictured who were installed include Vice – Chair Dan Hanson Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company; Secretary Tom Seboldt of O’Reilly Auto Parts; and Immediate Past Chair Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global.
Las Vegas—The CAWA Annual Membership Dinner, held in conjunction with Industry Week in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace, raised $24,705 for the CAWA Memorial Scholarship Fund, generated from the event’s live auction and raffle. Ted Wise, former co-president and COO of O’Reilly Auto Parts, provided the...
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California new vehicle market continues to vary as new motor vehicle sales continue to go up in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay, outpacing the rest of the state through the third quarter of 2017. The two regions have enjoyed a combined 3 percent increase over 2017...
SACRAMENTO - As communities throughout Sonoma, Napa, and other Northern California counties begin the long process of rebuilding after the devastating wildfires, the Automotive Service Councils of California has identified four of our members who have tragically lost their homes. In response, ASCCA...
Sacramento, CA – November 14, 2018 -- CAWA Chair of the Board, Michael Antonelli of Vantage Marketing Global, has appointed Young Suhr, Jr. of the Knox – Seeman Warehouse to the Association’s Board of Directors. When Chair Antonelli announced the appointment he commented that “Mr. Suhr and Knox-...
LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2017) – Organizers of the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) and AutoMobility LA™ are excited to announce the return of The Garage, powered by Prestone®, and GO. In its second year, The Garage, a unique destination in lower South Hall, will feature one-of-a-kind vehicles...
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (November 1, 2017) – Larry H. Miller Dealerships announced today that it has acquired Nissan San Bernardino, marking the group’s second acquisition in Southern California in 2017. “This dealership fits well with our current footprint in the market and allows us to continue to...
Centric Parts was named 2017 Supplier of the Year by National Pronto Association.
Centric Parts, in Industry, has once again been named Supplier of the Year by National Pronto Association. Centric President Dan Lelchuk said, “I’m grateful to the Pronto Association for this honor. I’m also extremely proud of our entire Centric Parts team for their continued efforts to keep...

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